Lizares Mansion, Angelicum School..
Lit up for Christmas..
LIZARES MANSION ONCE A HAUNTED MANSION NOW ANGELICUM SCHOOL, THE CHRISTMAS ATTRACTION
The Lizares Mansion in Tabuc Suba, Jaro, Iloilo City was built by sugar barons of the yesteryears, the Lizares-Gamboa Family. That was used as headquarters with reputed torture chambers where some nuns and prominent Ilonggo family members of the Montinola, Gustitlo, etc. were killed during Japanese occupation in Iloilo.
For many years, the place remained unoccupied and rumored to be haunted, as the view of the long dining table from the top floor resembles a coffin. Stories of dangling chains and queer sound heard during the night. For a short while in 1960's, it was rented by Manila gambling lords who operated and Monte joint until it was "help-up" and robbed by a group of thrill seeking Ilonggos.
In early 1980's, this majestic Iloilo landmark was purchased by the Dominican Fathers who renovated the place and established the Angelicum School of Iloilo (ASIL), where the chapel is located. Every Christmas season, the main building is full of Christmas that attracts passers by and onlookers especially the children.